South East Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Saturday 23 January 2021.

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge extends across Bass Strait today and will weaken on Sunday with north to northeasterly winds developing. Northwesterly winds will freshen on Monday, bringing hot to very hot conditions to the east and south, ahead of a cold front crossing Tasmania in the late evening and early Tuesday morning. The cold front brings cooler southwesterly winds, with an embedded trough in the flow set to cross the state late Tuesday morning and afternoon. A high pressure system sits to the southwest of Tasmania on Wednesday, directing a southeasterly wind flow over the state.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the far south later this evening. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Sunday 24 January

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the far south in the afternoon and early evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then tending north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 28.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 9:10am to 5:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Hobart 14 26
Partly cloudy. Huonville 11 29
Partly cloudy. Port Arthur 14 24
Hot. Partly cloudy. Richmond 13 29

Monday 25 January

Very hot. Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the late afternoon and evening. Winds north to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h tending west to northwesterly in the morning then tending north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 36.

Tuesday 26 January

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Winds northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning west to southwesterly 30 to 45 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 20.

Wednesday 27 January

Cloudy. Winds south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 18.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Sunday.

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